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Oct 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
considers personal protective equipment the least desirable line of defense. howe: we really hate to have toely on these devices. they can be, you know, they can fail. they can come from the manufacturer with holes in them. a glove with a... maybe a small pinhole leak that the employee might not notice, and they're relying on this for chemical protection to keep that material off of their skin. with respirators, for example, there can be breakthrough in the cartridges where the filter material becomes unable to filter out anymore of the solvent or dust or something like that, and the employee then can be exposed. or the respirator might not fit properly on the person's face, again resulting in possible leakage and the contaminants getting in there. so other hazards that we typicay have in... well, in a number of our production areas, is noise. we've got machine shops, for example. we need to get these people in the hearing conservation program, make sure they have earplugs; make sure we check their hearing every year to ensure that there's no degradation of their hearing. the one place mo
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